Category Archive: Canada

Grisly Find For Teenage Geocachers

Two Canadian teenagers were probably wishing for a DNF when they stumbled upon a dead body while geocaching last weekend.
The southern New Brunswick residents discovered the remains of the 57-year-old woman under a bridge in the rural community of Coles Island on Saturday afternoon, according to media reports.

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Guest Post: Confessions Of A Geocacher

Until recently Steve Mills (GC handle: timbermills) was more at home geocaching in Canada’s snowy climes. Now he’s hoping to boost his numbers in the sunny New Zealand region of Hawkes Bay.

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ROVE Where You Want To With New Geo-Gadget

You’ll never be tied to your PC again if four Canadian inventors have their way. In fact, they hope you’ll rove long and far in search of new geocaches with their bluetooth-powered gadget.

According to the team at Sparkyard Inc, the ROVE was created for smartphone-owning “geocachers and trail creators to instantly share trail maps across social networks and put multiple geocaches right on a GPS” while out in the field.

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Snapped: Filming Of Cache Craze TV Show

They look crazed … but are the contestants in new Canadian TV show Cache Craze actually geocaching? Toronto photographer James Hamilton captured these images as 9 Story Entertainment filmed its new geocaching-based children’s programme in the city’s Yonge-Dundas Square last Tuesday. The 10-episode series is billed as a modern family treasure hunt, in which teenage …

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TV Network Joins The Cache Craze

Seek and ye shall find … at least that’s what a Canadian TV network is hoping as it turns to geocaching for a ratings boost. Kids channel YTV has commissioned 10 episodes of a new GPS-driven series, Cache Craze, for its 2013 lineup as a way of attracting new viewers and advertisers. Each 60-minute installment of …

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Book Giveaway: Stuff We All Get

She’d never found a cache nor used a GPSr but that didn’t stop Canadian author KL Denman from wanting to write a geo-novel. “When I tried it for the first time, I didn’t own a GPS and had no idea how to operate one. Luckily, I learnt that my brother-in-law is a geocacher and he …

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Explosion Of Bad Publicity For Geocaching

Not one, but two suspected pipe bombs dogged Canadian geocachers (and law enforcement agencies) this week. VICTORIA A quiet Saturday afternoon at work became a pipe dream for Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Vancouver Island when they responded to the country’s second geo-bomb scare in three days. Emergency crews evacuated an area near Juan de …

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Police Blow Up Geocache

One person’s bomb is another person’s treasure, so to speak. At least that was the case on Wednesday when Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) took the threat of an explosive beside the George VI Bridge in Port Stanley seriously enough to blow it up themselves. According to the London Free Press, a passerby alerted officers in …

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Canadian Experiment An Event In Itself

The rules are clear: Event caches “should not be set up for the sole purpose of drawing together geocachers for an organised geocache search” – unless you live in Ontario, Canada that is. Until December 31st, geocachers in the province (shown below in red) can hold an event just to find other caches as part …

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